Abu Dhabi: Pakistan was looking for a victory push as captain Misbah-ul-Haq decided to bat first after winning the toss of the second Test against Australia being played in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan retained the same 11 men who featured in their 221-run victory in the first Test, while Australia made two changes, dumping their two-pronged spin strategy that backfired in Dubai.
Paceman Mitchell Starc came in for left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe who bled 219 runs for his four wickets in the Dubai test.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who conceded 220 runs in Dubai for his two wickets, was the lone specialist spinner in the Australian side.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who bowls off-spin, replaced number three batsman Alex Doolan who managed scores of five and zero in Dubai.
Pakistan will seek their first series win over Australia in 20 years.